TSX rises  0.40 percent to 16,230.04


* The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 65.43 points, or 0.40 percent, to 16,230.04.

* Leading the index were Aphria Inc APHA.TO, up 14.6 percent, Canfor Corp CFP.TO, up 5.1 percent, and New Gold Inc NGD.TO, higher by 4.7 percent.

* Lagging shares were Uni-Select Inc UNS.TO, down 4.3 percent, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd TRQ.TO, down 3.8 percent, and Eldorado Gold Corp ELD.TO, lower by 3.5 percent.

* On the TSX 136 issues rose and 100 fell as a 1.4-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 13 new highs and 11 new lows, with total volume of 191.1 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Manulife Financial Corp MFC.TO, Enbridge Inc ENB.TO and Aphria Inc APHA.TO.

* The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.61 points, or 0.4 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.35 points, or 0.8 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 1.71 percent, or $0.99, to $58.9 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 2.04 percent, or $1.38, to $69.14 O/R

* The TSX is up 13.3 percent for the year.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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